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speakers using translation assistance will be allowed twice the time to testify. if you have a document, please remove it at the end. president chiu: thank you. first speaker? >> [speaking foreign lan guage]
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>>to be a community activist is not easy. to be a homeless advocate for 28 years as i did is also not easy. as you know, i have argument with many of you. and the people who have been here. including the mayor. why? because still in my community, to help the people. to-would like to give special thanks to the mayor. -- today i would like to give special thanks to the mayor.
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and also -- you see the mayor with christina adams. and our supervisor with them and also the mayor with a young lady who has become the manager. i would like to visit the farm market. we have fresh goods and fresh vegetables. your children and family need it. we need -- they work for us and work with us. thank you very much. god bless all of you. mr. campos, get your family and your children and spend some money in the farmers' market.
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we need your money there to support them. thank you. >president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. this is my first time here to speak. i am 36, a single mother. i may vietnamese-american. i believe everyone of you have received my letter about my problem. i was helped by that community activists -- the community activists. i was hoping ms. malia cohen could help me soon before they put me and my children out in the street. this is in this child. she is 2 years old.
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our supervisors, you have children too. this is important and my big concern with housing is i will be homeless. just showing me how you can help before september 30, before i find myself and my children in trouble on the street. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> the afternoon. -- good afternoon. one hears constantly reference to the city hall family. they do not mean the entire citizenry of san francisco. they refer to a small set that shares their selfish economic interests. the bankers who took me -- millions of public dollars and pay themselves bonuses with tens of millions of dollars think nothing of it because they are
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the financial services family. the bankers are so much a part of our distorted protest government, it was the bankers to the build out from the financial crisis while the people will be facing austerity measures. this year represented the toxic home loans were the mortgage industry family and so on. the point was to have social values that we all share. not family values. the people in the public library do not consider it lying, cheating, and fraud. it is what is necessary to foster and support the friends of the library family. the president of the library commission was found by the ethics commission to be below the standard of decency required of a public official and recommended she be fired. she is still there because she is part of the friends of a library family. that family maintains the influence of private donors and
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returned -- in return for money. the truth is we are being enslaved by a private -- by private money. are you prepared for a city hall where citizens cannot criticize the corporations because the corporations pay for the chair? what is -- that is what they do in city hall and a library. of course that is why the lies cost more than the money. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. nice seeing you in the paper, president chiu, how nice article. it makes me think of a powerhouse.
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i am wearing one, too. ♪ climb every city mountain ♪ ford every bay and stream until you find your city dream ♪ ♪ climb every city mountain ♪ ♪ and across the bay into every ocean until you find your dream ♪ thank you. president chiu: next speaker. >> i am eugene gordon, jr. out of context from the tracing
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martin bormann, first printing 1966, union of soviet socialist republics. secret document, dated april 3, 1945 is not signed according to american historians. publicist -- who made the document public. it was seized among donitz' archive. and an entourage of reimann and goebbels. one, liberation of german people from oppression and occupation. two, repatriation of expelled persons, three integration of a
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german racial community. four, [unintelligible] european union on federalist basis. the right to brace your tummy. 7, the european common will. -- commonwealth. and to create a germanic reich. common wealth, guaranteed protection of racial groups, economic integration of europe. unquote. this reading is an example of an impact as number from 12 desires to historical nazi evolution. president chiu: other any other members of the public who wish to speak? thank you, sir. if there is anyone else, please line up. >> tom gilberti, supervisors.
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i think -- i am hoping you know i am talking about noise. and of course, there comes a time when you talk about noise the you have to talk about decibels. i am doing this for us and the people at home. decibels worke -- say this is a volume of 10 apples and this is 10 decibels. is this fun? i think it will work over here. can we say? -- will this work? i think it will work over here. that is 20 apples. here we go. we will double, add ten decibels to make it 20. this is where we differ. another box of ten, that is 30. unfortunately for noise, you double.
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here we are, we have 4 boxes for 30 decibels. here is another box of 40 apples. now, we have to go to double what we have here. we have two more. and two more. on 50 apples, we go pretty high. now we have got two more, two more, two more, and two more. if we go to 60 decibels, our cup runneth over. in the range, we live, your apartment when you close it is probably 30 decibels. to close all the windows and doors. we live in that range, 70 decibels if it is hitting your part and continually. you will be starting to think of suicide. or violence.
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70 decibels is loud. if it is continuous, it is a disaster. it used to be my neighborhood that was the code. bay -- my apartment could get bombarded by 70 decibels. tom revard change that with noise control. at night, 45 decibels but there is noise under 45 decibels. in the daytime it is 55. i am saying we can do better. basically, the noises coming from buildings. continuous noise. -- the noise is coming from buildings. it is a commercial building. if 10 decibels doubles the noise volume in an area, and in residential new building can add five more, we're adding a lot of noise. unnecessary. i guess my time -- hopefully,
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next week. president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> members of the board of supervisors. i have to say i like this arrangement much better than the main chamber because it is harder for you to run off and avoid listening to public comment. it is time for a civics lesson and this is nothing any of these members do not know but many people do not understand. on each and every agenda for a sedate meeting, it says, know your rights under the sunshine ordinance. there are two things you should know. many of the people do not like
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it if you know your rights and more importantly, do not like it if you try to exercise those rights. what you should now, and i think this is important, many citizens come before this body and other city bodies and thank them for an opportunity to be allowed to speak. what they should understand it is under the sunshine ordinance, that is not an opportunity, that is a legal requirement. they have an obligation not only under the city law, the sunshine ordinance, the california law, the brown act, the california constitution, and the united states constitution to give you an opportunities -- opportunity to speak with your elected representatives. first amendment rights are the most important. that is why they are in the first amendment of the bill of rights. unfortunately, many people who serve on boards and commissions seem to have an idea that giving citizens the right to speak about matters are being considered is some sort of thing they give them as a matter of
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courtesy rather than a matter of law. it is their right to speak with you. it is the citizens' rights to come before and speak to you about anything about which they are concerned. things that you are doing that they feel you should not, things i feel you should be doing but are not. and yet many come before you with a feeling they have to be polite or else they will not get the opportunity. i watched last week and last week's hearing was a disgrace to this board and to the chair. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> i have been before you two times before. i wanted to express -- on that
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occasion i expressed to you there was an issue of a house here in san francisco, the issue of some law and also the issuance of the house. we are disciples, teachers. we seek to unite the ideals of capitalism with homeownership. in september 2009, my partners and i began to research opportunities for home ownership. rico, -- we attended a first time home buyer workshop and met with counselors, loan officers, mortgage brokers said citibank, bank of america, even the
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department of agriculture. rural housing guaranteed loan programs. all these we did in hopes of obtaining homeownership before we turned 41. we located a home in the castro neighborhood. unfortunately, we found out more about this place. an opportunity to understand how to investigate a murder of a gay doctor. when we looked into the title, there were a number of irregularities. the married couple from the u.k. had set a price on the home five times that built by habitat for humanity. it still has a compelling selling point. [bell] within the heart of the gay community. president chiu: thank you very much. thank you very much, sir.
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thank you. next speaker. >> i will put the overhead projector on and keep it on for the remainder of this public comment. ladies and gentlemen, our nation is under attack. it has been 10 years since the san francisco board of supervisors came out with a resolution to close the golden gate park stables. that was september 2001. a tragic month for our nation and a tragic month for our city. what is most interesting is what happened after this great
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tragedy. our city family did nothing but gloat in the tragedy which is still continuing as i speak. this is a political revolution, and the perpetrators that committed this crime are sitting right in front of me as i speak. and the obligation of our city is to bring them to justice. either they are with the enemy or they're with us. it is clear they have done nothing but lie and abuse our constitutional rights here in the city and county of san francisco. [bell] thank you very much and i hope to see you soon. president chiu: any other speakers? at this time, general public comment is closed. [gavel] i see it is around 3:30 p.m. and
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i would like to move into special accommodations. supervisor mar has a comm endation. i would like to invite up alison collins and anyone else who wants to be the part of a school with in my district. helping to serve north beach and chinatown for 100 years. it is good to see it. jean parker is one of the first schools to teach kindergarten. it has been acclaimed as an excellent school by the state of california's department of education, serving a high percentage of low-income and english language learning students while continuing to achieve high levels of academic achievement. it has been devoted to community service and has a wonderful community of supporters and fundraisers around it. it has prided itself on creating
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a support of community that personalizes instruction for students. empowering parents for participating and providing culturally appropriate parental information and a school that has had an amazing open door policy to ensure the best services for their children. to mark the 100th birthday, the committee will be celebrating on september 28, and i look forward to attending and celebrating with all of you. i want to take a moment on behalf of the board of supervisors to extend our appreciation to the entire community. to your students, your teachers, parents, staff, families, and administrators and thank you for your contributions to education today and over the past 100 years. thank you very much. [applause] anyone want to say something on behalf of the school? >> i am one of the many parents
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at the school. on behalf of the faculty, the staff, the students, and parent family, i would like to thank you for this honor. the school has been in our community for 100 years and we have one of the graduates, frank wong, here with us today. he is a graduate of the school. his son is a graduate. his grandson is now attending. we are happy to[applause] president chiu: anyone else like to say a quick word? >> thank you for the honor. i appreciate it for a much and he will also appreciate it. the thing is, jean parker has
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been there 100 years, i have not. it is a good school. i want to say thank-you for the honor. president chiu: thank you. >> i am a parent and represent the school counselor in the parent teacher organization. thank you for recognizing our school. we are a small school but we do really good work. we serve a lot of low-income families and english language learners and we feel we have a diverse community and we are a high performing school. we welcome all of you to come visit us on the 28th or any other time to see the amazing work we're doing and thank you for your support. president chiu: thank you.
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supervisor mar, do want to vote on item 36 or do you want to do the special accommodation now? >supervisor mar: let's vote now. >> items 32 through 42 are being
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considered. there will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. unless a member requests discussion it shall be called separately and considered. president chiu: would anyone like to sever any items? would you call the roll? >> supervisor wiener. supervisor wiener: aye. president chiu:. supervisor chu, aye, supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor marc, at aye. supervisor mirkarimi, aye. there are 11 ayes. president chiu: let's go back to commendations.
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supervisor mar: i am not sure if lorena was here. wendy, others, would you like to come up? i would like to ask any of my colleagues who are the co- sponsors of the eric assada day are-- if you would like to say y words as well. i celebrate every day knowing eric, knowing the great work he has done to improve the lives of not just the mission district of people throughout the world. he really committed his life to not just social justice in our neighborhood but throughout the world. i wanted to say that you would have been happy with pablo sandoval's run streak.
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i would like to celebrate the work he has done and say that the sun immoral that is happening from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. -- the memorial that is happening, it has a spirit of eric assada. i hope people join is from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on sunday. i wanted to congratulate the family for nurturing such an incredible person for all of our communities and movements. if you would like to come up and make remarks or colleagues as well. colleagues, before they come up. supervisor campos: the interesting thing about my
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journey and his journey is at some point, we were political competitors, running for the same political office. and one of the most amazing things about eric is whether you were on the same team or not, it was not -- it was impossible not to respect what eric was about. that became very clear to me that we were talking about a very special individual. and through the course of the campaign, i got a chance to see the way that only other candidates can see their competitors, firsthand. why this individual was in that campaign. it was clear that for eric, at the end of the day when he got
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up each day, it was about making the lives of people, especially those who were less fortunate, better. and following the election, i have been blessed to have the opportunity to get to know him even more. i can honestly say that there is no one in the community, no offense to anyone else in the community, that i trusted more in terms of really understanding what was happening on the ground and really knowing in a very genuine way what the right thing to do was. their respective of the issue. -- irrespective of the issue. there will never be another eric assada. if there was one thing that defined him, it was this constant drive to make

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